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Joby Gorillapod Original - Black

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361 customer reviews
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  • Flexible joints bend and rotate in any direction to form the perfect shape
  • Locking ring means extra security for your compact camera
  • Slimline attachment stays connected to your camera for nearly instant setup
  • Ring and foot grips provide extra gripping power to most surfaces
  • Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 3 cm, weighs just 45.3 grams.

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 3 cm ; 45 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
  • Item model number: GP1-D1EN
  • ASIN: B000EVSLRO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Original Gorillapod is the lightest and most versatile camera tripod available today. Featuring over two dozen flexible leg joints that bend and rotate, the Gorillapod will firmly secure your compact digital camera to virtually any surface — anywhere and everywhere!

The Gorillapod is the ideal camera accessory for photographers on the go. Throw it in your pocket or backpack and you'll be ready for your next adventure! While the Gorillapod serves all the functions of a traditional camera tripod – steadying your camera under low-light conditions, taking timed group shots, etc. – it is the only tripod malleable enough to provide you with the perfect shot while wrapped around a tree branch, hanging from a pole, or perched on a jagged rock. The possibilities are endless!

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  • 1x Gorillapod Original tripod

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

167 of 169 people found the following review helpful By Androo TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Feb. 2007
This is a great idea. A tripod with segmented legs that you can just bend into the position you want.

It has some major advantages over a normal mini tripod.

The main one for me is that it copes effortlessly with uneven surfaces that would make another tripod unstable. And you can squeeze it easily into awkward shaped places.

It will, to some extent, cling to branches and things if you wrap the legs around them. But while slightly rubbery, there isn't enough grip to hold it steady on, say, a vertical post.

There's a tiny adapter that you can screw onto your camera and leave there. Then your camera slots onto the tripod in a second. Very slick.

The gorillapod weighs almost nothing and it's tiny, so you can put it in your shirt pocket.

There aren't really any downsides,except that you should know this version is only for really small cameras like the Canon Ixus. Anything bigger will be too heavy (there are bigger gorillapods for bigger cameras).

I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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126 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Angela R on 2 Jan. 2007
I bought the Joby Gorillapod for my husband for Christmas; he was thrilled and had never seen one before. It is an amazing 'bit of kit' and so flexible you can more or less attach it to anything. We've had hours of fun taking pictures of all the family; normally one of us gets left out, but now we can all be together in more family shots.

This is bound to become a design icon of the future and really "does what it says on the tin". And a real bonus is that it's small enough to put in you coat pocket and weighs about 2oz. Just fantastic, highly recommended.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By K. Black on 9 Nov. 2007
Got this for my boyfriend's birthday earlier in the year and it has become an indispensible bit of kit on our hillwalking days. It lives in a little pocket of the rucksack and comes out at every summit - wraps round a rock no problem and so quick to set up. Lightweight, takes up hardly any space, cool, funky and fab. We recommend it to everyone - love it!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Henderson on 6 Mar. 2010
I brought this to go with my Kodak ZI8, and for the most part it works very well.
Ideal if your hand isn't all that steady, it does pretty much wrap around anything allowing a perfect photo or video opportunity.
That said however, for me the two niggles are that the legs need to be just a little bit longer, and the product feels just a little too flimsy, especially after you've removed the legs repeatedly.
You almost feel like you need to buy the product twice, that way you can extend the legs so it feels secure, I've had it wrapped around tree branches, park benches etc and everytime I get that never quite secure enough feel, but just about good enough to get the job done.
Overall, Joby Gorillapod, recommended, not essential.
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By T. Stainer on 1 Feb. 2010
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At first glance gorillapod tripods seem like a genius idea - and in truth it's a smart design, but not without problems.

The basic gorillapod concept is simple a tripod, but with bendy, segmented legs which grip independently. This allows the tripod to be formed into just about any shape the photographer desires, wrapped round objects such as posts, trees or benches, or just placed on a flat surface as you would any tripod.

Construction wise, the gorillapod is well built, and feels like it will last. It certainly feels better put together than a lot of cheap "mini" sized table tripods. The light plastic finish is, in my opinion, a mistake. It marks quickly and easily and makes the gorillapod look shabby very fast.

In use, it's a mixed bag. As a small tabletop tripod it certainly does the job as well as any small tabletop tripod. Lacking a ball head and relying on an articulated "neck" section means the camera mount itself has less flexibility in movement, although the fact you can shape the legs to just about any shape (that will balance!) makes up for this.

It can be tricky to use the camera in portrait orientation particularly (in some cases impossible) which could be a real problem for many. The stiffness of the articulated neck and mount also means you'll often shift the quick release plate on the bottom of the camera, rather than adjust the tripod itself.

Endless adjustment can also be a curse. Traditional tripods give you a solid, set starting point which you'll know will keep the camera close to "level" as long as the tripod is on a level surface. You'll not have this reassurance with the gorillapod which leaves it totally up to the photographer to try and level the camera mount.
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful By M. Burgess on 7 Jan. 2009
This doesn't really work unless your camera has its a tripod mounting in the centre. Using it with a Panasonic DMC-TZ3, which is well within the specified maximum weight, tends to topple over because the mounting in the left hand corner.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Thompson on 5 Jun. 2009
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I think this is an excellent product, it is very light to the extent that its hard to believe that its strong enough to hold a camera but it is. Some people have said its only good for light compacts but I use it with my Leica Dlux3 which is no lightweight and the mounting is over to the left with no problems at all, you just adjust the legs accordingly. Fantastic!
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